View Full Version : How to Make Your Own Music Box

04-10-2018, 09:17 PM
I had recently thrown a song in the mix of The Great AW Song Chain (https://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?194631-The-Great-AW-Song-Chain/page591) that was the love theme from Footloose.

Naturally, my mind went back to the movie (not the re-make, the original! LOL), and remembered there was a music box the girl gave the guy. It got my mind wondering - how on earth did they make that music box to play the same notes as the song, and if you could make your own music box. I should clarify that I am likely never going to do this, but was just curious about it...so off to Google I went and came across this video on YouTube. Not only was it informative and educational, but it was interesting and cool too!


I'm never going to get any work done now! LOL :)

04-11-2018, 10:24 AM
You know, that is not a link I want to click on while at work and taking a quick break. I'll never get any work done! Lol!

Bookmarked for later, though. Thanks!

04-15-2018, 04:52 AM
A music box is simply a mechanical disk or drum with bumps or holes that trigger specific lengths of metal wire to produce a note at a given time. Put the bumps or holes in the right place and it works.